Medical Ignorance or just plain old LAZY....

This has been bothering me for some time now.
Television advertisements for prescription drugs and over the counter medications.

Here’s how it starts;
You go to your doctor for some issue: Can’t sleep, back pain, allergies, anxiety… whatever the ailment may be. Doc talks to you *if you’re lucky enough to see THE DOCTOR*, writes you a prescription and sends you on your way. You end up at the pharmacy and they fill your meds, talk to you briefly about the drug and off you go. But wait, inside the bag are some papers that give far more info on the drug(s) – did you read these papers, REALLY?  Be honest with yourself here, if you really read these you know they start with scientific mumbo jumbo and towards the end they get busy with side effects and DEATH warnings.
Logically for me this is the part where I decide if these risks are worth taking for some short term relief.

Watch and listen to the commercials carefully *watch them on youtube so you can go back and really HEAR this stuff*, the side effects they speak of in correlation to what the medication is for can be HILARIOUS. 

Viagra/Cialis *male enhancement* side effects include: headache, dizziness, indigestion, back pain, nasal congestion, diarrhea, abnormal vision, ringing in the ears… just to name a few.
*I know when I feel like total crap I want to get frisky… NOT*

Cymbalta *for depression* , I am just giving you a link because it depresses me to type all the possible side effects one may experience using this medication. As if you weren’t depressed enough or feeling bad BEFORE you started taking this drug!

Zoloft *depression*, this one I laugh at not because it is funny but because I actually know someone who exhibits MOST of the side effects yet the doc says it’s ok to take. It states that this drug “has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine”  yet I have only found short term studies (24 months or less) and people are taking this stuff for YEARS!

Celebrex *arthritis/pain*, I will not take this med! If I can’t move that well because of my arthritis and/or pain then I surely don’t want to take this and have a side effect pop up and not be able to RUN for the bathroom!

There are more prescription medications on the market than I could list here, just Google a drug name and start reading *although that may make you feel sick*.

In my next post I think I'll take a jab at those Medical Lawsuit advertisements we see on television.... everyone's entitled to something, right?


Write what you know.....

I’ve been reading a lot of books and blogs about blogging *nothing new, I LOVE to read* and they all say the same thing in the first chapter “Write what you know”. Well I know lots of things so I could write about lots of things *and I probably will* but I am comfortable being logical & mostly rational in my thoughts, using the brain I was born with and commonsense that lately it seems is quite Uncommon!
And to be very blunt I AM SARCASTIC!

Let’s start with the name of this blog “Chopstick Lobotomy”.
Some people have asked, where in the world did that crazy name come from?
It was something I simply blurted out on facebook one day in the midst of dealing with some of “THOSE” people that I don’t play with very well, there are lots of those people on facebook  *most of them are not on my friends list*. We all know what chopsticks are, if you don’t know what a lobotomy is I suggest you Google it. Yes it is absurd to think one can perform a surgical procedure with cheap set of bamboo chopsticks but, seriously now, the end result would most likely be the same whether done by an expensive surgeon or by YOU!
After trying very hard to deal with “those people” it becomes obvious that you are not getting through to them which in turn makes that one vein in your forehead bulge out *it throbs and pulsates too*, your eye starts twitching uncontrollably, vulgarities begin spewing from your mouth and the migraine begins. At this point you think about how easy it would be to just jam those chopsticks into your eye sockets and twirl the frontal lobe around so that “those people” no longer bother you *you’d be just like them at this point*… Thus, Chopstick Lobotomy was born!

Some things that happen in life you learn from, while others just leave you scratching your head. I have learned a lot of lessons in my time on this planet but it seems that in the last 15 years or so I am scratching my head more often trying to figure out what in hell is happening to society *it’s a wonder I’m not bald yet*. Some things REALLY bother me while others I tolerate or just tune out. Some call them rants but these are the things I will be blogging about in the future.  I will pick a topic based on my actual life experiences *past or present* and let loose. I may really elaborate on a topic or I might just keep it super simple. Either way it is MY blog and I write what I want when I want.